JULIA HOLTER ANNOUNCES NEW ALBUM 'LOUD CITY SONG,' WATCH 'WORLD' VIDEO

Julia Holter | 05/21/13

Image: Julia Holter photo by Rick Bahto

We're happy to announce the forthcoming release of Loud City Song, the new studio recording by Los Angeles based artist Julia Holter, set for release by on August 20th, 2013 (August 19th in the rest of the world). The album is Holter’s third full length release in as many years – following 2011’s groundbreaking debut Tragedy and last year’s follow-up, the critically lauded Ekstasis.

Her first studio album proper, Loud City Song is both a continuation and a furthering of the fiercely singular and focused vision displayed by its predecessors, taking as it does Holter’s rare gift for merging high concept, compositional prowess and experimentation with pop sensibility and applying it to a set of even more daringly beautiful arrangements and emotionally resonant songs.

The songs that make up Loud City Song have origins that pre-date 2011’s debut Tragedy – coaxed out and finessed as demos in Holter’s bedroom studio and then finally coalesced into one thrillingly cohesive experience in the latter stages of 2012 by Holter and co-producer Cole Marsden Grief-Neill and an ensemble of Los Angeles musicians. The result is an album of enormous ambition – Holter taking inspiration from Collette’s 1944 novella Gigi and using it as a prism through which to explore her relationship with her hometown of Los Angeles and modern life universally, taking cues from the work of Joni Mitchell and the poetry of Frank O’Hara but forging those touch-points into something resolutely unique.

Watch The Video For Loud City Song’s Opening Track ‘World’ below:

Julia Holter has also announced a summer tour consisting of North American shows including a stop at Pitchfork Music Festival in Chicago and European shows. Full list of dates below. 

Loud City Song tracklisting:

1. World
2. Maxim's I
3. Horns Surrounding Me  
4. In The Green Wild  
5. Hello Stranger
6. Maxim's II
7. He's Running Through My Eyes
8. This Is a True Heart  
9. City Appearing  

Tour Dates
07-11 Washington, DC - Sixth & I Synagogue @
07-12 New York City, NY - Le Poisson Rouge @
07-13 Philadelphia, PA - World Cafe Live @
07-14 Boston, MA - The Church Of Boston @
07-16 Montreal, QB -  La Sala Rosa @
07-17 Toronto, ONT - The Drake @
07-18 Detroit, MI - Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit @
07-20 Chicago, IL - Pitchfork Festival
07-23 Lisbon, PT - ZDB
07-24 Madrid, ES - Theatro Lara
07-25 Cartagena, ES - La Mar De Musicas
07-26 Barcelona, ES - Caixaforum
07-27 Lyon, FR - Les Nuits De Fourvieres *
07-29 Ravenna, IT - Hani-Bi
07-30 Modena, IT - Sant Augustino
07-31 Geneva, CH - Ecoutes Au Vert @ Barje Des Sciences
08-03 Katowice, PL - OFF Festival
08-04 Zilnia, SK - Stanica
08-05 Vienna, AT - WUK
08-07 Basel, CH - Im Fluss Festival
08-08 Haldern-Rees, DE - Haldern Pop
08-09 Hamburg, DE - Kampnagel Summerfest
08-10 Goteborg, SE - Way Out West
08-11 Helsinki, FI - Flow Festival
08-13 Ghent, BE - DOK
08-14 Saint Malo, FR - La Route Du Rock Festival
08-16 Brecon, UK - Green Man Festival
08-17 Skipton, UK - Beacons Festival
08-20 London, UK - Cecil Sharp House 

@ w/ Jessica Pratt
* w/ Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds